Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;… [Santa Lucia]

Today is the Christian feast of Santa Lucia, or Saint Lucy. The Hopi & Zuni Festival of Shalako continues today.

If every American donated five hours a week,
it would equal the labor of twenty million full-time volunteers.
~ Whoopi Goldberg

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

(St. Francis of Assisi)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I embrace the teacher within.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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